Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Topamax Experiences?

Posted by Ponder on January 30, 2003, at 21:35:12

In reply to Re: Topamax Experiences?, posted by Stacy Louisa Beus on January 30, 2003, at 19:30:16

> Thats really hard to say when I cant see your hair and dont know the condition of it. But shorter is better until it gets healthier without seeing it. How do you feel about the medications your on? Do you feel better being on them? Other than your hair do you notice any other changes?

I would think there would be some generalizations that could be made about such things. Many of the anti-seizure medications cause hair to thin out. I know that many people have tried vitamin supplements and topical applications to prevent hair loss, but, I gather, without much success. So going to a cut that makes the best of things seems to make sense if discontinuing the meds are not an option.

I am on Lamictal and Topamax. The Lamictal seemed to start that process of shedding. Adding Topa didn't make it any worse. The benefits of Lamictal are so significant that I would not discontinue it out of vanity, but I do get a little discouraged with the situation.

Other than the hair thing, Lamictal has yielded only benefits for me, and major ones at that. It is the only drug that has really given me unmistakable, I mean striking, antidepressant effects. I'm on 175 mg/day of Lamictal. A few months ago I added low-dose Topamax, 75 mg/day, to get a little synergy with the Lamictal and boost its efficacy a bit. Seems to do that well. Ramp up on Topa was difficult with some cognitive problems, internal tension, and GI upset, but evened out after awhile.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Ponder thread:50878